Short blast of winter weather predicted for western Nevada County this week
December 18, 2017
Western Nevada County will likely see rain and even snow as low as 2,000 feet in elevation Tuesday and into Wednesday morning, the National Weather Service reports.
"A potent, quick moving, weather system will bring showers to interior NorCal Tuesday night into Wednesday," a news release states. "Snow levels will lower to around 3,000 to 4,000 feet Tuesday night, and then below 2,000 feet by later Wednesday."
As much as 3 to 6 inches of snow are expected through the northern Sierra Nevada passes, the service reports, while some of the higher peaks will see up to 8 inches of snowfall accumulation. Gusty southwest winds up to 50 mph or higher will blow through the passes.
Up to three-quarters of an inch of rain is expected in portions of the foothills and mountains, while less than a quarter-inch of rain is predicted in the Central Valley.
Motorists traveling into the mountains should be prepared for winter weather conditions and carry chains. Slick roads can be expected, with possible travel delays and chain controls from snow in the mountains.